public facilities

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Summary: An area of recreation or hygiene for use by the public.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Contribution of public parks to physical activity
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:509-14. 2007
  2. ncbi Characteristics of urban parks associated with park use and physical activity: a review of qualitative research
    Gavin R McCormack
    Population Health Intervention Research Centre, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive, N W Calgary, Alberta T2N4Z6, Canada
    Health Place 16:712-26. 2010
  3. ncbi The significance of parks to physical activity and public health: a conceptual model
    Ariane L Bedimo-Rung
    School of Public Health, Epidemiology Program, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:159-68. 2005
  4. pmc Association of park size, distance, and features with physical activity in neighborhood parks
    Andrew T Kaczynski
    Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1451-6. 2008
  5. ncbi Increasing walking: how important is distance to, attractiveness, and size of public open space?
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 28:169-76. 2005
  6. ncbi Park-based physical activity in diverse communities of two U.S. cities. An observational study
    Myron F Floyd
    Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 8004, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:299-305. 2008
  7. ncbi Parks and recreation settings and active living: a review of associations with physical activity function and intensity
    Andrew T Kaczynski
    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Phys Act Health 5:619-32. 2008
  8. pmc Reconsidering access: park facilities and neighborhood disamenities in New York City
    Christopher C Weiss
    Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Urban Health 88:297-310. 2011
  9. pmc Parks and physical activity: why are some parks used more than others?
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Prev Med 50:S9-12. 2010
  10. ncbi Places to play: association of park space and facilities with healthy weight status among children
    Luke R Potwarka
    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1
    J Community Health 33:344-50. 2008

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Publications217 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Contribution of public parks to physical activity
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:509-14. 2007
    ..Parks provide places for people to experience nature, engage in physical activity, and relax. We studied how residents in low-income, minority communities use public, urban neighborhood parks and how parks contribute to physical activity...
  2. ncbi Characteristics of urban parks associated with park use and physical activity: a review of qualitative research
    Gavin R McCormack
    Population Health Intervention Research Centre, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive, N W Calgary, Alberta T2N4Z6, Canada
    Health Place 16:712-26. 2010
    ..Both qualitative and quantitative methods provide useful information for interpreting such patterns, and in particular, when designing and assessing interventions intended to improve the amount and intensity of physical activity...
  3. ncbi The significance of parks to physical activity and public health: a conceptual model
    Ariane L Bedimo-Rung
    School of Public Health, Epidemiology Program, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:159-68. 2005
    ..Collaboration among many disciplines is needed...
  4. pmc Association of park size, distance, and features with physical activity in neighborhood parks
    Andrew T Kaczynski
    Department of Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1451-6. 2008
    ..We studied whether park size, number of features in the park, and distance to a park from participants' homes were related to a park being used for physical activity...
  5. ncbi Increasing walking: how important is distance to, attractiveness, and size of public open space?
    Billie Giles-Corti
    School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 28:169-76. 2005
    ..Well-designed public open space (POS) that encourages physical activity is a community asset that could potentially contribute to the health of local residents...
  6. ncbi Park-based physical activity in diverse communities of two U.S. cities. An observational study
    Myron F Floyd
    Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 8004, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:299-305. 2008
    ..Systematic study of human behavior in public parks and specific activity settings can inform policy to promote physical activity in diverse communities...
  7. ncbi Parks and recreation settings and active living: a review of associations with physical activity function and intensity
    Andrew T Kaczynski
    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Phys Act Health 5:619-32. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to review reported associations between parks and recreation settings (PRSs) as features of the built environment and various functions and intensities of physical activity (PA)...
  8. pmc Reconsidering access: park facilities and neighborhood disamenities in New York City
    Christopher C Weiss
    Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Urban Health 88:297-310. 2011
    ..Policy efforts to enhance the recreational opportunities in urban areas should expand beyond a focus on availability to consider also the hazards and disincentives that may influence park usage...
  9. pmc Parks and physical activity: why are some parks used more than others?
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Prev Med 50:S9-12. 2010
    ..To assess how park characteristics and demographic factors are associated with park use...
  10. ncbi Places to play: association of park space and facilities with healthy weight status among children
    Luke R Potwarka
    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1
    J Community Health 33:344-50. 2008
    ..Implications for park design are discussed...
  11. ncbi Do features of public open spaces vary according to neighbourhood socio-economic status?
    David Crawford
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
    Health Place 14:889-93. 2008
    ..This study suggests that POS in high socioeconomic neighbourhoods possess more features that are likely to promote physical activity amongst children...
  12. pmc Availability of recreational resources and physical activity in adults
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:493-9. 2007
    ..Using data from a large cohort of adults aged 45 to 84 years-old, we investigated whether availability of recreational resources is related to physical activity levels...
  13. ncbi Using accelerometers and GPS units to identify the proportion of daily physical activity located in parks with playgrounds in New Zealand children
    Robin Quigg
    Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Prev Med 50:235-40. 2010
    ..To identify the proportion of children's physical activity occurring in public parks with playgrounds...
  14. ncbi Public injection settings in Vancouver: physical environment, social context and risk
    Will Small
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Drug Policy 18:27-36. 2007
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  15. ncbi The relationship between access and quality of urban green space with population physical activity
    M Hillsdon
    University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
    Public Health 120:1127-32. 2006
    ..This study examined the association between access to quality urban green space and levels of physical activity...
  16. pmc Modeling spatial accessibility to parks: a national study
    Xingyou Zhang
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 10:31. 2011
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  17. ncbi Environmental justice in the therapeutic inner city
    Jeffrey R Masuda
    Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, 222 Isbister, 183 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T2N2, Canada
    Health Place 16:656-65. 2010
    ....
  18. pmc Changes in child exposure to secondhand smoke after implementation of smoke-free legislation in Wales: a repeated cross-sectional study
    Jo C Holliday
    Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, 1 3 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BD, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:430. 2009
    ..In response to concerns regarding potential displacement of smoking into the home following legislation, this study assessed changes in secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure amongst non-smoking children...
  19. ncbi Recreational physical activity facilities within walking and cycling distance: sociospatial patterning of access in Scotland
    David Ogilvie
    MRC Epidemiology Unit and UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research CEDAR, Box 296, Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK
    Health Place 17:1015-22. 2011
    ..In general, more affluent areas had less good access to recreational physical activity facilities within walking or cycling distance...
  20. pmc Effects of park improvements on park use and physical activity: policy and programming implications
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:475-80. 2009
    ..There are few studies in which these assumptions have been tested...
  21. ncbi Availability of sports facilities as moderator of the intention-sports participation relationship among adolescents
    Richard G Prins
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 25:489-97. 2010
    ..The results of this study indicate that the intention-sports participation association appears to be stronger when more facilities are available...
  22. pmc Comparing perceived and objectively measured access to recreational facilities as predictors of physical activity in adolescent girls
    Molly M Scott
    THE RAND CORPORATION, 1200 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
    J Urban Health 84:346-59. 2007
    ..The results from this study suggest that raising the profile of existing facilities may help increase physical activity among adolescent girls...
  23. pmc Changes in exposure of adult non-smokers to secondhand smoke after implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland: national cross sectional survey
    Sally J Haw
    NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ
    BMJ 335:549. 2007
    ..To measure change in adult non-smokers' exposure to secondhand smoke in public and private places after smoke-free legislation was implemented in Scotland...
  24. ncbi Fluorescent blue lights, injecting drug use and related health risk in public conveniences: findings from a qualitative study of micro-injecting environments
    Stephen Parkin
    School of Applied Psychosocial Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    Health Place 16:629-37. 2010
    ..The paper concludes with suggestions for theory-driven practical intervention that may seek to disrupt the harmful elements of the public injecting habitus...
  25. ncbi Built environment characteristics and perceived active park use among older adults: results from a multilevel study in Bogotá
    Diana C Parra
    George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis Prevention Research Center in St Louis St Louis, MO 63105, USA
    Health Place 16:1174-81. 2010
    ..Examine the associations between selected built environment (BE) attributes and perceived active park use among older adults in Bogota...
  26. pmc Assessing physical activity in public parks in Brazil using systematic observation
    Diana C Parra
    Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1420-6. 2010
    ..We assessed park use in Recife, Brazil, and differences in physical activity and occupation rates in public parks with and without the Academia da Cidade Program (ACP), which provides cost-free, supervised physical activity classes...
  27. ncbi Perception of urban park soundscape
    Man Sze Tse
    Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    J Acoust Soc Am 131:2762-71. 2012
    ..Conversely, hearing the sounds from heavy vehicles or sounds from bikes will significantly reduce the likelihood in giving a high acoustic evaluation...
  28. ncbi Does self-selection influence the relationship between park availability and physical activity?
    Andrew T Kaczynski
    Department of Kinesiology, 1A Natatorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Prev Med 52:23-5. 2011
    ..This study explored the extent to which self-selection--the idea that active persons simply seek out neighborhoods more endowed with active resources--influences the relationship between park availability and PA...
  29. pmc Improving children's nutrition environments: a survey of adoption and implementation of nutrition guidelines in recreational facilities
    Dana Lee Olstad
    Alberta Institute for Human Nutrition, 2 021D Li Ka Shing Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
    BMC Public Health 11:423. 2011
    ..This study investigated awareness, adoption and implementation of the ANGCY among recreational facilities in Alberta, Canada, one year following their release...
  30. ncbi Associations between availability of facilities within three different neighbourhood buffer sizes and objectively assessed physical activity in adolescents
    Richard G Prins
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Place 17:1228-34. 2011
    ..More specific and sensitive measures may be needed to understand environmental correlates of MVPA...
  31. pmc Distribution of Legionella species from environmental water sources of public facilities and genetic diversity of L. pneumophila serogroup 1 in South Korea
    Hae Kyung Lee
    Division of Bacterial Respiratory Infections, Center for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:6547-54. 2010
    A total of 560 Legionella species were isolated from environmental water sources from public facilities from June to September 2008 throughout South Korea...
  32. ncbi The environment and urban adolescents' use of recreational facilities for physical activity: a qualitative study
    Amy V Ries
    Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, CORO West, Suite 500, 1 Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Am J Health Promot 23:43-50. 2008
    ..Investigate environmental factors influencing the use of recreational facilities for physical activity by urban African-American adolescents...
  33. pmc Socioeconomic patterning in changes in child exposure to secondhand smoke after implementation of smoke-free legislation in Wales
    Graham F Moore
    Cardiff Institute of Society and Health, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, 1 3 Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3BD, United Kingdom
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:903-10. 2011
    ..Legislation banning smoking in public places has been linked with reduced SHS exposure in children. However, socioeconomic patterning in responses to legislation has been little explored...
  34. ncbi An introduction to parks, recreation, and public health: collaborative frameworks for promoting physical activity
    John Librett
    Center for Active Survivors, Park City, UT 84084, USA
    J Phys Act Health 4:S1-13. 2007
    ..By establishing a baseline of frameworks for strengthening collaboration we hope to improve the health and quality of life through parks and recreation-based physical activity...
  35. pmc The future of smoke-free legislation
    Simon Chapman
    BMJ 335:521-2. 2007
  36. ncbi Occurrence of heterotrophic and coliform bacteria in liquid hand soaps from bulk refillable dispensers in public facilities
    Marisa Chattman
    Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA
    J Environ Health 73:26-9. 2011
    ..coliform bacteria in liquid soap from bulk refillable dispensers, obtained from restrooms in a variety of public facilities. A total of 541 samples was collected from five U.S. cities...
  37. pmc Public parks and physical activity among adolescent girls
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, 1776 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1381-9. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to examine the association between park proximity, park type, and park features and physical activity in adolescent girls...
  38. pmc Racial/Ethnic differences in perceived access, environmental barriers to use, and use of community parks
    Susan A Carlson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 46, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A49. 2010
    ..Community parks provide places for people to be physically active. Our objective was to determine how access to, barriers to use of, and use of community parks differ by race/ethnicity...
  39. ncbi Public perceptions of public drug use in four UK urban sites
    Linda Cusick
    Institute for Applied Social and Health Research, University of Paisley, The Gardner Building, Paisley PA1 2BE, UK
    Int J Drug Policy 18:10-7. 2007
    ..Cohesive communities may direct environmental regeneration in pursuit of general social improvement rather than the narrower aims of either DCRs or corporate developers...
  40. pmc Changes in child exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (CHETS) study after implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland: national cross sectional survey
    Patricia C Akhtar
    Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
    BMJ 335:545. 2007
    ..To detect any change in exposure to secondhand smoke among primary schoolchildren after implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland in March 2006...
  41. ncbi Is government action out-of-step with public opinion on tobacco control? Results of a New South Wales population survey
    Raoul A Walsh
    Centre for Health Research and Psycho oncology, The Cancer Council New South Wales, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:482-8. 2008
    ..To compare public preferences on these issues with policies of the NSW and Commonwealth governments...
  42. pmc Reduced incidence of admissions for myocardial infarction associated with public smoking ban: before and after study
    Richard P Sargent
    HealthCare Quality Performance Council, St Peter s Community Hospital, 2475 Broadway, Helena, Montana 59601, USA
    BMJ 328:977-80. 2004
    ..To determine whether there was a change in hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction while a local law banning smoking in public and in workplaces was in effect...
  43. ncbi Bad nights or bad bars? Multi-level analysis of environmental predictors of aggression in late-night large-capacity bars and clubs
    Kathryn Graham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    Addiction 101:1569-80. 2006
    ..To clarify environmental predictors of bar-room aggression by differentiating relationships due to nightly variations versus across bar variations, frequency versus severity of aggression and patron versus staff aggression...
  44. ncbi "I used to worry about what other people thought but now I just think ... well I don't care": shifting accounts of learning difficulties in public places
    Sara Ryan
    DIPEx Research Unit, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, UK
    Health Place 14:730-9. 2008
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  45. ncbi Risk, shame and the public injector: a qualitative study of drug injecting in South Wales
    Tim Rhodes
    Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 65:572-85. 2007
    ..This highlights tensions between strategies seeking to create safer communities and environmental interventions seeking to reduce drug-related health harm, including recent innovations such as the 'drug consumption room' (DCR)...
  46. ncbi AED use in businesses, public facilities and homes by minimally trained first responders
    Dawn B Jorgenson
    Philips Medical Systems, 2301 5th Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Resuscitation 59:225-33. 2003
    ..The frequency of AED use, type of training offered to first responders, and outcomes of AED use were investigated. In addition, minimally trained responders were asked if they had encountered any safety problems associated with the AED...
  47. ncbi Adaptive management: a paradigm for remediation of public facilities following a terrorist attack
    Jeffrey J Whicker
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA
    Risk Anal 28:1445-56. 2008
    ..Though there have been terrorist attacks in public facilities that we have learned from, overall our experiences in restoration of public facilities following a terrorist ..
  48. ncbi Preventing alcohol-related problems in community sports clubs: the good sports program
    Cameron Duff
    Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1991-2001. 2007
    ..The article outlines the model, explains early evaluation results, and identifies challenges for the future...
  49. ncbi Physical activity among adolescents. When do parks matter?
    Susan H Babey
    Center for Health Policy Research, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:345-8. 2008
    ..This study examined whether the relationship between physical activity and access to parks differs depending on adolescents' sociodemographic, housing, and neighborhood characteristics...
  50. ncbi Promoting active visits to parks: models and strategies for transdisciplinary collaboration
    David M Buchner
    Physical Activity and Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Phys Act Health 4:S36-49. 2007
    ..We conclude by identifying strategies for improving collaboration between the public health and parks and recreation sectors...
  51. ncbi Does smoke-free Ireland have more smoking inside the home and less in pubs than the United Kingdom? Findings from the international tobacco control policy evaluation project
    Andrew Hyland
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Health Behavior, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Eur J Public Health 18:63-5. 2008
    ..This article aims to assess whether nationwide smoke-free policies are associated with more smoking or drinking inside the home...
  52. pmc The partial smoking ban in licensed establishments and health inequalities in England: modelling study
    Alan A Woodall
    Telford and Wrekin Primary Care Trust, Telford TF1 5RY
    BMJ 331:488-9. 2005
  53. ncbi [The smoke free movies initiative in the United States]
    Lorenzo Lanis
    Epidemiol Prev 27:247-50. 2003
    ..Films showing smoking influence tomorrow's customers: adolescents. Teenagers watching "smoking films" are the most exposed to start smoking. Hence the need to educate Hollywood industry, in order to have smoke-free movies...
  54. pmc FCTC: how will they keep pushing?
    David Simpson
    Tob Control 13:216-7. 2004
  55. pmc Exposure to fine and ultrafine particles from secondhand smoke in public places before and after the smoking ban, Italy 2005
    Pasquale Valente
    University of Rome La Sapienza, 5 Ple Aldo Moro, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Tob Control 16:312-7. 2007
    ..A smoking ban in all indoor public places was enforced in Italy on 10 January 2005...
  56. pmc Hedging their bets: tobacco and gambling industries work against smoke-free policies
    L L Mandel
    Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 1390, USA
    Tob Control 13:268-76. 2004
    ..To describe and understand the relationship between the tobacco and gambling industries in connection to their collaborative efforts to prevent smoke-free casinos and gambling facilities and fight smoke-free policies generally...
  57. ncbi [Indoor air pollution caused by cigarette smoke in public places in Portugal]
    José Precioso
    Instituto de Educacao e Psicologia, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
    Rev Saude Publica 41:808-13. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to quantify the level of air pollution produced by cigarette smoking in workplaces and leisure settings...
  58. ncbi [Second-hand smoke exposure in Florence and Belluno before and after the Italian smoke-free legislation]
    Antonio Gasparrini
    UO Epidemiologia ambientale occupazionale, CSPO, Firenze
    Epidemiol Prev 30:348-51. 2006
    ..a law banning smoking in enclosed public places entered into force in Italy on January 10th 2005...
  59. ncbi Smoking or non?
    G Richard Geier
    Minn Med 87:14. 2004
  60. ncbi Short-term effects of Italian smoking regulation on rates of hospital admission for acute myocardial infarction
    Richard A Broome
    Eur Heart J 28:2296; author reply 2296-7. 2007
  61. pmc Economic effect of a smoke-free law in a tobacco-growing community
    Mark K Pyles
    School of Business and Economics, College of Charleston, 5 Liberty Street, Suite 400, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Tob Control 16:66-8. 2007
    ..Lexington is located in a major tobacco-growing state that has the highest smoking rate in the US and was the first Kentucky community to become smoke-free...
  62. ncbi Preparing for smoking cessation ahead of the ban
    Emma Wilkinson
    Nurs Times 103:23-4. 2007
    ..Through the NHS smokers can access support to help them quit. Nurses in all settings have an important role to play in educating and supporting smokers to quit...
  63. ncbi Avoidance of smoky establishments: findings from Erie and Niagara Counties in New York
    Cheryl Higbee
    Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:508-10. 2004
    ..The places that were most often avoided were restaurants (17%), bars or taverns (13%), and bingo halls (9%)...
  64. pmc Environmental tobacco smoke in hospitality venues in Greece
    Constantine I Vardavas
    Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:302. 2007
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  65. pmc South Africa: courting success
    David Simpson
    Tob Control 13:215. 2004
  66. ncbi Phased in smoke-free workplace laws: impact in grass-roots pubs and clubs in South Australia
    Caroline L Miller
    Tobacco Control Research and Evaluation Program, The Cancer Council South Australia, South Australia, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 18:26-32. 2007
    ..This study investigates grass-roots industry reactions after the first phase of implementation in South Australia and compares them with views of patrons who smoke...
  67. ncbi Neighborhood playgrounds, fast food restaurants, and crime: relationships to overweight in low-income preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Prev Med 38:57-63. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that children who lived farther from playgrounds, closer to fast food restaurants, and in unsafe neighborhoods were more likely to be overweight...
  68. pmc USA: when Irish eyes are smarting
    Greg Connolly
    Tob Control 12:248-9. 2003
  69. ncbi Public health: smoking ban exceeds Board of Health's authority
    Sam Lockner
    J Law Med Ethics 31:163-5. 2003
  70. ncbi Environmental and economic evaluation of the Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law
    Hillel R Alpert
    Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice, Tobacco Research Program, 401 Park Drive, Landmark Building, Floor 3E, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Community Health 32:269-81. 2007
    ..This evaluation demonstrates that the state-wide Massachusetts law has effectively improved indoor air quality in a sample of Massachusetts venues and has not negatively affected several economic indicators...
  71. pmc BMA steps up call for ban on smoking in public places
    Anne Gulland
    BMJ 325:1058. 2002
  72. pmc Netherlands bans smoking in enclosed public places but allows closed smoking rooms
    Tony Sheldon
    BMJ 334:1292-3. 2007
  73. pmc Covert observation in practice: lessons from the evaluation of the prohibition of smoking in public places in Scotland
    Mark Petticrew
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:204. 2007
    ..A workshop was therefore convened to identify practical lessons learned so far from the Scottish evaluation...
  74. ncbi The role of park proximity and social support in shaping park visitation, physical activity, and perceived health among older adults
    Andrew Mowen
    Dept of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Phys Act Health 4:167-79. 2007
    ..Health scholars purport that park proximity and social support promotes physical activity and health. However, few studies examine the combined contributions of these constructs in shaping physical activity and health...
  75. ncbi [Passive smoking in bars, restaurants, and discotheques in Florence, Italy]
    G Gorini
    UO Epidemiologia ambientale occupazionale, Centro per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Istituto scientifico della Regione Toscana, Firenze
    Med Lav 95:39-44. 2004
    ..Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) exposure in a sample of European cities" is the first European multicentre project intended to measure ETS exposure in public places in a number of European cities...
  76. ncbi Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in German restaurants, pubs and discotheques
    Gabriele Bolte
    Department of Environmental Health, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleissheim, Germany
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:262-71. 2008
    ..Effective measures to protect patrons and staff from ETS exposure are necessary from a public health point of view...
  77. pmc Effect of public smoking ban in Helena, Montana: When results look too good to be true, they probably are
    Geoffrey Kabat
    BMJ 328:1379; author reply 1380. 2004
  78. ncbi [Contamination of playgrounds in Gdańsk city with parasite eggs]
    Jerzy Rokicki
    Katedra Zoologii Bezkrrgowców, Uniwersytet Gdanski, Al Marszalka Piłsudskiego 46, 81 378 Gdynia
    Wiad Parazytol 53:227-30. 2007
    ..We examined the contamination of playgrounds with parasite eggs in Gdatisk city, and frequency of infections of dogs and cats in the area under study...
  79. ncbi Carcinogenic plumes and aerophobia: ethical tensions in the public smoking debate
    Robert S Olick
    Center for Bioethics and Humanties, SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:569-70. 2004
  80. ncbi [To smoke or not to smoke, in restaurants, hotels, and bars]
    Francisco Javier López-Antuñano
    Centro de Investigacion en Salud Poblacional, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Mexico, Mexico
    Salud Publica Mex 44:S136-43. 2002
    ..The best way to protect these workers is the reduction of tobacco smoking in restaurants, hotels, bars and taverns. In restaurant workers, ETS attributable risk for lung cancer is evident...
  81. ncbi Reduction incidence of myocardial infarction associated with a national legislative ban on smoking
    S Vasselli
    Prevention Department, Italian Minister of Health, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 56:197-203. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess change in admissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the period immediately subsequent to the coming into force of law no. 3/2003 ''Protection of the health of non-smokers''...
  82. pmc Blowing smoke: British American Tobacco's air filtration scheme
    Nadine Rae Leavell
    Mayo Clinic Nicotine Research Program, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    BMJ 332:227-9. 2006
  83. ncbi Protecting Europeans from secondhand smoke: time to act
    Frieda K Glantz
    Eur Heart J 27:382-3. 2006
  84. ncbi Korean male smokers' perceptions of tobacco control policies in the United States
    Sun Seog Kim
    School of Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 07101 1709, USA
    Public Health Nurs 22:221-9. 2005
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  85. pmc Total smoking ban is accepted in New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    BMJ 331:1145. 2005
  86. ncbi Exposure to secondhand smoke at home and in public places in Syria: a developing country's perspective
    W Maziak
    Department of Health and Sport Sciences and Center for Community Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 38152, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 20:17-24. 2008
    ..Efforts to limit exposure of children and women at home and to adopt clean air policies should become a public health priority in Syria and the Arab region...
  87. pmc Smoking brings another danger to children in Japan
    S Nakahara
    Inj Prev 11:318. 2005
  88. ncbi Occupant perception of indoor air and comfort in four hospitality environments
    D J Moschandreas
    Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 60616, USA
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:47-54. 2002
    ..Depending on the hospitality environment, variation of independent variables explains as much as 77% of the variation of the dependent variable...
  89. ncbi It's time to ban smoking in public
    Liz Walker
    St Mary s Hospital, Portsmouth
    Nurs Times 101:45. 2005
  90. ncbi Second-hand smoke: how damaging is it to health?
    Jennifer Percival
    Wellingborough, Northants Heartlands Primary Care Trust
    Nurs Times 101:50-2. 2005
    ..In the UK, however, many employees, including nurses, are still routinely exposed to tobacco smoke in the workplace...
  91. ncbi Airborne exposure and biological monitoring of bar and restaurant workers before and after the introduction of a smoking ban
    Dag G Ellingsen
    National Institute of Occupational Health, P O Box 8149 Dep, N 0033, Oslo, Norway
    J Environ Monit 8:362-8. 2006
    ..In non-smokers cotinine concentrations were higher based on urine sampled the morning after a shift than based on urine sampled immediately post-shift...
  92. ncbi The relevance and prospects of advancing tobacco control in Indonesia
    Anhari Achadi
    School of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Health Policy 72:333-49. 2005
    ..We conclude with several suggestions for action for the public health community...
  93. doi Public opinion and smoke-free laws
    Mary Kay Rayens
    College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 8:262-70. 2007
    ..The smoke-free law acted as a public health intervention as it increased perception of risk of heart disease and cancer from SHS exposure...
  94. ncbi Contamination of soil with Toxocara eggs in urban (Prague) and rural areas in the Czech Republic
    S Dubná
    Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Kamycka 957, 165 21 Prague 6 Suchdol, Czech Republic
    Vet Parasitol 144:81-6. 2007
    ..A high proportion (46.9%) of eggs was fully embryonated. There was no difference between the sand pits with or without formal exclusion of dogs (chi(2)=0.6, d.f.=1 and p<0.0001)...
  95. ncbi Legislation on smoking in enclosed public places in Scotland: how will we evaluate the impact?
    Sally J Haw
    NHS Health Scotland, Rosebery House, Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:24-30. 2006
    ....
  96. ncbi Public smoking ban: Europe on the move
    Peter W Radke
    Eur Heart J 27:2385-6. 2006
  97. ncbi [Anti-smoking legislation: its effects and new challenges]
    Roberto Mazza
    Epidemiol Prev 30:312-5. 2006
  98. ncbi Short-term effects of Italian smoking regulation on rates of hospital admission for acute myocardial infarction
    Francesco Barone-Adesi
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, CeRMS and Center for Oncologic Prevention Piemonte, University of Turin, Via Santena 7, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:2468-72. 2006
    ..We used the hospital discharge records of Piedmont region (northern Italy) to evaluate whether a national law banning smoking in public resulted in a short-term reduction in hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  99. ncbi Impact of the 1976 Tobacco Control Act in Finland on the proportion of ever daily smokers by socioeconomic status
    Satu Helakorpi
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Prev Med 46:340-5. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of the 1976 Tobacco Control Act (TCA) on smoking initiation across socioeconomic groups...
  100. ncbi Smoke-free public places in Scotland
    Harpreet S Kohli
    Natl Med J India 19:106-7. 2006
  101. pmc Ban on smoking in public places "disproportionate to the problem"
    Zosia Kmietowicz
    BMJ 332:1349. 2006

Research Grants43

  1. Neighborhood Structure and Cardiovascular Disease
    Paul Langham Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..analytical model that accounts for the known influences on health care utilization and the use of public facilities. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: One of the major obstacles confronting researchers interested in the translation ..
  2. Environmental Determinants of Metabolic Syndrome Related Conditions
    Paul Langham Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..within a hierarchical model that accounts for the known influences on health care utilization and the use of public facilities. The results from the self reported data will be validated using small area data on morbidity and mortality ..
  3. Alaska Environmental Health Laboratory Acquiring ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation
    PATRYCE MCKINNEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..support to the regulatory oversight of manufactured food establishments, retail food establishments, public facilities, and shellfish shippers, producers, and processors throughout Alaska in its goal to protect public health ..
  4. Improving the HIV Care Cascade in Kenya through Implementation Science Training
    Carey Farquhar; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..16 long-term), and will include those who may be working in affiliated decentralized public facilities. This kind of short-term training will build broader institutional capacity, promote awareness of key ..
  5. Alaska Conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards
    Kimberly Stryker; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..public health and regulatory oversight of manufactured food establishments, retail food establishments, public facilities, and shellfish shippers, producers, and processors throughout Alaska...
  6. Alaska Conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Sta
    Kimberly Stryker; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..public health and regulatory oversight of manufactured food establishments, retail food establishments, public facilities, and shellfish shippers, producers, and processors throughout Alaska...
  7. Physical Environment Dynamics, Inequality and Obesity
    Barry Popkin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We will develop measures of access to recreation facilities (e.g., private and public facilities, parks, recreation centers, green spaces, and shopping centers), transportation options (sidewalks, bike ..
  8. VIOLENCE PREVENTION THROUGH LEGAL SOCIALIZATION
    Jeffrey Fagan; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..location where privacy can be assured (such as churches, libraries, after school program sites, or other public facilities). Measures will include legal socialization, personality, and development context...
  9. Away From Home and Out of School
    Deborah A Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings will be useful to inform future community and population level interventions to promote healthy eating, active living, and obesity control. ..
  10. GIS, ALCOHOL MARKETING, AND ALCOHOL-RELATED OUTCOMES
    Deborah Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Because alcohol marketing is already regulated, if certain marketing techniques are disproportionately associated with alcohol consumption and alcohol-related mortality, the findings can be used to inform public policy. ..
  11. ALCOHOL OUTLETS, BROKEN WINDOWS, GONORRHEA AND HIV RISK
    Deborah Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The findings will inform future HIV prevention interventions and provide guidance to CBOs as to whether control of alcohol outlets and neighborhood development may enhance the prevention of HIV transmission. ..
  12. Understanding Change in Physical Activity Postpartum
    KELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..neighborhood characteristics and identification of all physical activity facilities, such as private and public facilities, parks, and trails...
  13. Spousal communication and cancer prevention behavior
    KELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The long-term goal of this research is to develop better interventions which help prevent cancer, and other chronic health conditions, by involving spouses in preventive behavior change programs. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer risk
    Andrew Hyland; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Environmental Determinants of Physical Activity in Parks
    Ariane Rung; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  16. Gene x Environment Factors in Smoking Cessation
    Andrew Hyland; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  17. Psychiatric Treatment and Violence Risk Management
    Jeffrey Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Through additional R01-fundable projects to be developed, this work will lead eventually to better-targeted interventions and policies for reducing violence risk and improving quality of life for persons with SMI. ..
  18. MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF STAPHYLOCOCCAL EXFOLIATIVE TOXIN A
    LISA PLANO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We further propose to develop an animal model of staphylococcal impetigo to address the role of the exfoliative toxins in pathogenesis of these bacteria. ..
  19. Data Coordinating Center for Sleep Heart Health
    Marie Diener West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. The Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Lung Cancer
    Andrew Rundle; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Both projects are directed at the development of new lung cancer prevention programs that can supplement current smoking prevention and cessation programs. ..
  21. Conference--ISEE 16th Annual Meeting
    Daniel Wartenberg; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..ISEE provides a variety of forums for discussion, critical reviews, collaborations and education issues for environmental exposures and their human health effects. ..
  22. Plainning malaria training in Zambia
    Thomas Eisele; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Tailoring a sustainable program using appropriate technology and a framework of collaboration in support of PMI activities will greatly increase the likelihood of controlling, and perhaps eventually eliminating, malaria in Zambia. ..
  23. Obesity, Physical Activity and Built Space in New York City
    Andrew Rundle; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This research on the phsyical environment and adaption to it, will identify strategies for building and organizing communites that increase physical activity, improve diets and reduce obesity. ..
  24. Geographic Tools for Surveillance and Study of Disease
    Daniel Wartenberg; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We will explore methods for imputing values and adjusting for edge effects using methods including Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations. ..
  25. Social Setting & HIV Risk: Opportunities for Prevention
    William Woods; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. EVALUATING A INTERVENTION TO REDUCE BARROOM AGGRESSION
    Kathryn Graham; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION IN ETIOLOGY OF DRUG ABUSE
    Stephan Arndt; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Results will provide information useful to both drug prevention (by identifying new early risk factors for adult drug abuse) and treatment (by identifying cognitive deficits which decrease treatment efficiency). ..
  28. Neighborhood Environments and Disparities in Obesity Rates in New York City
    Andrew G Rundle; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Furthermore, the analyses will be used to guide New York City's ongoing long term planning process for using urban design to promote public health...
  29. Effectively Implementing Psychiatric Advance Directives
    Jeffrey Swanson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed study will provide information about a state's experience with PADs so that policymakers may be guided in implementing PADs elsewhere. ..
  30. Modeling CJ Involvemment Among PMI
    William Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  31. ISEE 18th Annual Meeting in Conjunction with ISEA
    Daniel Wartenberg; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..ISEE provides a variety of forums for discussion, critical reviews, collaborations and education issues for environmental exposures and their human health effects. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. A Treatment Outcome Analysis for Behavioral Addictions
    Debi LaPlante; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By having easily accessible treatment information and evidence that provides a measure of confidence about the efficacy of addiction treatment practices, health care providers can greatly enhance their clinical confidence and skill. ..
  33. Community Prevention Policy & Programs in Risk Settings
    William Woods; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  34. NEIGHBORHOOD ENVIRONMENTS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    Ana Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The investigators point ut that the proposed study builds on existing cohort studies of cardiovascular disease to explore hypotheses relevant to understanding the factors contributing to SES differences in CVD risk. ..
  35. Measurement of Gender Differences in Disability and Care
    Kathryn Yount; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  36. HIV Testing as a Structural Intervention
    William Woods; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results could support designing a controlled clinical trial to test the efficacy of an on-site HIV testing program as a structural intervention to reduce high-risk behavior in clubs. ..
  37. Socioeconimic Patterning of Inflammation and Hemostasis
    Ana Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The study will provide a unique opportunity to elucidate the links between socioeconomic factors, stress, inflammation and hemostasis in a large and diverse population-based sample. ..
  38. Promoting physical activity among Latino youth: A community-based approach
    Cynthia Perry; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The feasibility assessment will include a process evaluation, identification of barriers to participation by the adolescents in the intervention, and an outcomes evaluation. ..
  39. ISEE 19th Annual Conference
    Daniel Wartenberg; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..ISEE provides a variety of forums for discussion, critical reviews, collaborations and education issues for environmental exposures and their human health effects. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  40. Minority Pre-doctoral Education to Reduce Disparities
    Matthew Kreuter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The School of Public Health and Graduate School at Saint Louis University are strongly committed to this program, and have pledged 85% tuition scholarships for students involved. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  41. Sustainable strategies for increasing CIS use among African American and Hispanic
    Matthew Kreuter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Because the intervention is highly integrated within current CIS structure and practices, this approach can be readily adopted if research evidence establishes its effectiveness. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  42. Activity Space Environments, Behaviors, and Body Weight Status in Urban Adults
    Shannon Zenk; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....